This course guide provides information on resources available in Collier Library and the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) for NU418 - Nursing Concepts, Issues and Theories. To see the library resources, click on the sub-page links under the "Library Resources" tab; to see the CWE resources, click on the "Center for Writing Excellence Resources" tab or on one of the sub-pages.
The tabs across the top of the page provide information on APA Style and contain links to supplemental readings for Units 2, 5, 8, and 11.
If you have any questions about this guide, please contact you course librarian Leigh Stanfield, email@example.com.
What is Peer-review? Peer review is a well-accepted indicator that a source is scholarly and reliable. Before publication, peer-reviewed journals require that papers/articles be reviewed by experts in the same field. After reading and reviewing the material for accuracy and objectivity, the reviewers will recommend publication, revision, or rejection. A peer-reviewed article is often called a “refereed” article. Peer-reviewed articles are published in peer-reviewed/refereed journals.
To determine whether a given article is from a peer-reviewed source, try searching Ulrich’s directory of periodicals. It contains many, but not all, peer-reviewed journals. If unsuccessful, find the website of the journal itself and look for its author, submission, and/or editorial guidelines.
Use the following databases to begin your search for journal articles. Click here for a complete list of Health, Nursing & Medicine databases. To login to the databases from off-campus use your UNA Portal username and password.